Glashütte – Senator Chronometer | (Pre-Basel 2016)11 March 2016
The dark blue dial of the new Glashütte is inspired by the famous marine chronometers of the past with a contemporary elegance. In 2016 the Senator Chronometer appears in a newly designed white gold case with a slim bezel. This ensures not only a generous views of the dial with index and numerals finely engraved in silver with the chemin de fer chapter ring but makes also easier to read the small seconds at 6 o’clock and the power reserve at 12 o’clock.
The Senator Chronometer also presents the characteristic Glashütte panorama date at 3 o’clock and the day-night display that simplifies the setting of the date positioned in a round opening above the centre: from 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening the small circle appears in white, from 6 in the evening on, in black.
The functions are driven by the manual winding Calibre 58-01. Among its features is a refined second-stop mechanism: when the crown is pulled out, the time display stops and the seconds hand is reset to zero and held there; simultaneously the minute hand jumps ahead to the next full minute index.
As the crown is turned to set the time, the hand jumps to the next minute index, thus ensuring that the correct relationship between seconds and minutes is maintained.
A sapphire crystal case back permits to admire the classic features of the Glashütte art of watchmaking: the famous three-quarter plate, screw-mounted gold chatons and hand-engraved balance cock.
A blue alligator leather strap with a white gold foldover clasp rounds out the elaborate form of the new Glashütte Senator Chronometer.